The following information comes from GerryMulligan.com:

The annual “Gerry’s Jazz Challenge has been announced for 2021 by The Gerry & Franca Mulligan Foundation. The foundation will provide free lead sheets and big band charts of Gerry’s “Out Back of the Barn.” There is also an educational video available on the website. The contest is held each year to honor Gerry’s birthday (April 6) and Jazz Appreciation Month.

ELIGIBILITY: Students in grades 9 – 12 in the United States.

HOW TO ENTER: Students are asked to download the lead sheets and upload a video of their performance on YouTube.  The Contest Entry form can be found here: Gerry’s Challenge 2021.  Students must fill out the form completely and include the YouTube link to their performance.

PRIZES: Top Saxophone Player will receive a new Conn-Selmer Saxophone.

Two Musicians will receive $500 prizes
Three Musicians will receive $250
Five Musicians will receive $100

The Contest Rules can be found here: Gerry’s Challenge 2021 Contest Rules

For Educators: Download Big Band Charts and Educational Video

See all details on GerryMulligan.com


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